Reid: Nevada must accept assistance for copper pit cleanup

By Senator Harry Reid | February 3, 2016

For many decades, the Anaconda Copper Pit in Yerington has sat as an abandoned cesspool full of toxic substances – a dangerous and unwelcome burden for the people who live and work nearby. The federal government has long offered help in cleaning this highly contaminated site, but the state of Nevada – under several administrations – has continually resisted that aid. Now Governor Sandoval is saying the state will resist even longer.

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